‘Need health insurance? If you don’t currently have coverage, then yes, you do. Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts Nov. 1, 2015 for 2016 Health Marketplace plans.
Your coverage can start as soon as Jan. 1, 2016 if you enroll before Dec. 15. The next deadline is Jan. 15, 2016 for plans starting Feb. 1, 2016. Review more information about key dates and options here.
If you do not enroll for 2016 health insurance coverage, it’s important to understand that you may be assessed a fee. The Federal Government created the fees to encourage you to get coverage for care that can help prevent costly health problems in the future.
Once you enroll, you will be asked to identify a primary care physician. Our practice, The Family Health Centers, is accepting new patients at all locations including Downtown Asheville, Arden and Candler. Join us. Visit our web site to review which doctors are accepting new patients, and give us a call at (828) 258-8681 to request an appointment. The Healthcare Marketplace also provides tools to help you choose your primary care physician.
Need help? There are local, free services available to help you navigate the Marketplace, and to make the choices that are right for you. Pisgah Legal Services offers free assistance. More information.